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Positive and Negative Air pressurisation for Fan Filter Units

As we manage the Corona Virus Pandemic, the sterility of our environments as well as the air quality around us must be assessed. This pandemic will burden our society for some time to come and the World Health Organisation has advised that rooms be adequately ventilated when dealing with the Corona Virus. 

Cleanrooms, Laboratories and Isolation Wards use various methods to ensure sterile and safe environments when handling infectious substances.

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Extraction Systems for Atomic Absorption and Inductively Coupled Plasma

Vivid Air provides high-quality extraction systems for atomic absorption (AA) and inductively coupled plasma machines (ICP)

These applications require specific types of extraction systems that aim to provide a safe environment for the user.

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Fume Extraction Cabinets - Everything You Need to Know

Also known as a fume hood, fume extraction cabinets play an integral role in the health and safety standards in potentially hazardous environments.

Therefore, when making a choice between all the available fume extraction cabinets, it’s important to first establish what application it will be used for.

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Fume Extraction Fans for Toxic or Corrosive Environments

Fume extraction fans are fitted to local exhaust ventilation systems (LEV) which remove gas, vapour, mist, dust and fumes out of the environment.

By extracting corrosive or toxic fumes from the air, user safety is enhanced.

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HVAC Systems – Unidirectional flow benches – Biohazard cabinets

To compensate for system pressure fluctuations, constant Volume (CV) fans maintain a set output. This is beneficial to maintaining installation design parameters for HVAC and cleanroom applications.

In this article, Vivid Air explains the benefits of installing CV fans, in particular the Direct Driven Centrifugal Fan.

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Perchloric Acid Hazards, Wet Scrubbers & Fume Extraction Cabinets

The primary function of a Fume Cupboard is to ensure operator protection while also removing hazardous chemical fumes, gases and vapours, and then safely discharging them into the atmosphere.

Additionally, Fume Cupboards act as physical barriers between the laboratory and reactions. This offers protection and containment against spills, explosions, reactions and fires.

In this article, we will be discussing the hazards of perchloric acid and the importance of selecting a scrubber for your Fume Extraction Cabinet’s acid digestions.

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